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    Default Friend back from the DR has mystery illness..

    One of my friends has been back for about a week and has been trying to get diagnosed for something he caught in the DR. Of course, the first thing they checked for was Zika because of the hysteria, but it's something else. He has swollen eyes and a rash in his mouth as the main symptoms. He was in some remote regions and I suspect it could be water contamination of some kind.

    Anyone know what could be causing the symptoms? He's had four days of tests here and they haven't a clue.

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    Sounds like an allergy to something.

    Remote, in the DR?

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    Maybe he kissed the wrong chica?
    Hope he gets well soon

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    Schistosomiasis could be an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterInBrat View Post
    One of my friends has been back for about a week and has been trying to get diagnosed for something he caught in the DR. Of course, the first thing they checked for was Zika because of the hysteria, but it's something else. He has swollen eyes and a rash in his mouth as the main symptoms. He was in some remote regions and I suspect it could be water contamination of some kind.

    Anyone know what could be causing the symptoms? He's had four days of tests here and they haven't a clue.
    I honestly doubt it is water related because the majority of waterborne illness are intestinal and not superficial unless he contacted water inside his mouth loaded with some sort of pesticide or herbicide which are not widely used in the DR. Possibly in the tobacco growing regions, but doubtful. Hope your friend gets better.

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    syphilis maybe?

    if he is no longer exposed to the allergens the symptoms should not worsen or persist. has he been given any anti allergens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstarebel View Post
    some sort of pesticide or herbicide . Hope your friend gets better.
    Agreed, sounds like a reaction to a chemical. What about chlorine poisoning? From a poorly maintained pool?

    Just a guess, good luck.

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    Water contact could be it. I haven't asked if he went swimming..

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    There's a virus going around that produces a rash. Nothing about a swollen eye though.

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    1can't be schisto//those are liver flukes....take time to multiply.

    Seems like allergy.

    Good luck.. and keep us informed. He needs to chronicle every (yes, every) thing he did during his stay.


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